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Local Flying

Local Flying 

Our central location between Utah's northern mountains and southern canyons enables four season outdoor destination flying.  It could be a local sightseeing flight or a nearby resort destination in any season, a day trip to a remote airstrip or an extended fly-in camping adventure in Utah's canyon country in three seasons, or destinations in the nearby mountains in the cool, comfortable summers.   Many of our flying destinations are less than 30 minutes away.   Check out some of the fun local flights below.  If your interested in day trip reachable backcountry airstrips be sure to check the best of Utah backcountry videos at the page top or here.  

Around the Airpark Flights

Of course you could drive here, but who does that when you can fly!  Enjoy the fly-in videos below and then click here to see how affordable our ranches, lots, and cabins really are. 

Landing at Thunder Ridge 

Available in Ultra HD 

Local Sightseeing Flights and Destinations

Check out local flights over hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, hiking & camping areas including the Duchesne River, Strawberry & Starvation Reservoirs , Unita Mountains wilderness, and Park City ski areas and some epic backcountry snowmobiling areas only the locals seem to know.  Enjoy.

Local flight videos coming soon here!

Local Airport Destinations

This is a list of more "traditional " airports for fly-in getaway recreation and explorations.   Check back often as we are working on the list weekly. 


Russ McDonald Field - Heber City Municipal Airport (36U); 23 flying minutes from Thunder Ridge Air Park and located 1 mile south of Heber City, Utah in the beautiful Heber Valley. The airport is a short 20 minute drive to the Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley, Canyons, and the Sundance Resort.

Local Mountain and Canyon Flying Knowledge Base

Utah Back Country Pilots:  A group of enthusiasts dedicated to preserving and enjoying the incredible Utah back country. Utah has some remote landing strips open to the public. We believe these to be a national treasure. We donate our time and resources toward maintaining

and preserving this resource.

Links to sources and local flight training operations in the region that reference or teach back country flying, mountain flying, offer bush plane flights, or can provide short field flying instruction, or STOL aircraft for rent, sale, or use in flight instruction.   


Backcountry Pilot: An online magazine and web community for pilots who fly the mountains and backcountry in light aircraft.

OK3 AIR:  23 flying minutes from Thunder Ridge, OK3 is a full-service aviation business, offering line and FBO services, aircraft sales, aircraft maintenance, flight training, scenic flights and aircraft charter. Conveniently located at the Heber City Airport (36U), just twenty minutes from the Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, Canyons, and the Sundance Resort.

Uinta Mountains, Red Creek Reservoir, Thunder Ridge Airstrip

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